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  • 2016 27 September, Sri Lanka TI Section Event, Sri Lanka
  • 2016 3 - 5  Oct  Introduction to Textiles Short Course - Manchester
  • 2016 Oct 3 to Nov 24 - Introduction to Clothing - 7 Short Courses - Manchester
  •   Thursday 13 October: Fabric Knowledge
  •   Thursday 20 October: Introduction to the Global Clothing Industry
  •   Wednesday 26 October: Understanding Garments
  •   Thursday 10 November: Size & Fit
  •   Tuesday 15 November: Garment specification
  •   Thursday 24 November: The Product Development Process
  • 2016 October 5 - The Bristol Weaving Mill - London
  • 2016 October 19: Levinstein Flame Retardant Lecture
  • 2016 November 4: Parliamentary Lunch, Palace of Westminster, London
  • 2016 3 - 8 December, India ITME, Mumbai

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    The Bristol Weaving Mill
    Wednesday 5 October 2016
    6:30 pm for 7 pm until 8:30 pm
    London College of Fashion
    Room G05 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EX


    Textile Institute members & students free
    Non-members £5

    View flyer for more details

     

    Introduction to Textiles - Short Courses
    MANCHESTER


    3 - 5 October 2016,
    Monday 9:00 am - Wednesday 4:30 pm
     
    £150 - £800

    This intensive three day training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textile business. The course will cover Fibres, yarns and fabrics used in textile products for apparel, household and technical textiles applications as core modules. The third day will offer two specialist modules covering dyeing & finishing and testing & analysis.
    Course agenda
    Day 1 - Fibres and Yarns
    Day 2 - Weaving, Warp & weft knitting and Nonwoven fabrics
    Day 3 - Dyeing & finishing and Fabric testing & analysis

    Full Course (3 Days), 2 days and 1 day costs (All including VAT)
    TI members - £640, £432 and £256 (bookable on line, below)
    Non Members - £800, £540 and £320 (book via booking form)
    Students - £450, £300 and £150 (book via booking form)
    Don’t miss out, book now!
    Introduction to Textiles - Oct 2016 Booking Form.doc


    Introduction to Clothing - Fabric Knowledge short course

    Thursday 13 October
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    Overview:
    The taught element of this module will include a significant amount of ‘hands-on’ practical work allowing delegates to leave with a reasonable understanding of fabric construction and characteristics.

    Who is this course suitable for?
    The course is suitable for anyone who works with or needs an understanding of fabrics. Although the module is geared towards apparel and fashion accessory end uses, it also benefits those involved in other applications of fabric such as protective work wear, household textiles etc. The course is intended for those involved in design, product development, garment technology, manufacture and fashion buying.

    At the end of the course delegates will:

    1. Appreciate that there is a huge variety of natural and manufactured fibres available for inclusion in fabrics, together with a knowledge of some important fibre properties
    2. Recognise basic yarn structures
    3. Be able to distinguish between woven, knitted and nonwoven structures
    4. Understand the need for manufacturers to fully consider the choice of fibre content, yarn and fabric construction for specific end-uses
    5. Have a basic understanding of the processes available for introducing colour and pattern into fabric to enhance the saleability of textile products.
    6. Have a basic understanding of some finishing processes available to enhance fabric end-use potential.

    Introduction to Clothing - leaflet
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inc. VAT)

    Booking Form



    Introduction to Clothing - Introduction to the Global Clothing Industry short course

    Thursday 20 October, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    Overview:
    This course introduces delegates to the supply chain which provides mass produced garments to the UK and other markets. It looks at the key clothing manufacturing regions of the world, basics of logistics, the role of agents and potential communication issues.

    Who is this course suitable for?
     Anyone working in the international clothing business but with no previous knowledge of how the supply chain works. Useful for those wishing to become fashion buyers, merchandisers, staff in finance and cost centres, distribution.

    At the end of this course delegates will:

    1. Recognise the key global regions for production of different garment product types
    2. Know the names of key players within those regions
    3. Understand why consideration of lead times and planning is so important
    4. Know how garments are transported from point of production to point of sale
    5. Understand the role of agents within the supply chain
    6. Recognise the importance of language and culture in successfully communicating between supply chain partners

    Don’t miss out, limited spaces so book now!
    Introduction to Clothing - leaflet
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inc. VAT)
    Booking Form


    Introduction to Clothing - Understanding Garments short course

    Wednesday 26 October, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    Understanding Garments
    Overview:
    Through a process of physical deconstruction of a garment delegates will take a journey around a simple item of clothing, stopping at each stage to discover the complex processes that have gone into producing it.
    Who is this course suitable for?
    Anyone just embarking on a career in the fashion / clothing industry, including those in specific product types like sportswear, corporate wear, protective garments etc. Also for sales assistants in retail. Delegates are unlikely to have had any prior training in garment construction.
    At the end of the course delegates will:

    1. Appreciate the number of components required to make a basic garment
    2. Understand the concept of pattern construction
    3. Recognise basic joining techniques
    4. Be able to differentiate between woven and knitted fabrics, yarn types and staple/filament fibres
    5. Have added to their vocabulary of garment terms

    Don’t miss out, limited spaces so book now!
    Introduction to Clothing - leaflet
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inx. VAT)
    Booking Form


    Introduction to Clothing - Size & Fit short course

    Thursday 10 November, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    Size & fit
    Overview:
    Through a process of analysing relevant body measurement procedures, sizing and garment fit, delegates will be able to evaluate and understand approaches to garment sizing and related fit.
    Who is this course suitable for?
    Anyone just embarking on a career in the fashion / clothing industry, including those in specific product types like sportswear, corporate wear, protective garments etc. Also for buyers and sales staff in fashion retail. Delegates are unlikely to have had any prior training in garment sizing and would like to develop more awareness and understanding.
    At the end of the course delegates will:

    1. Recognise the significance of body measurement procedures for sizing garments correctly.
    2. Be able to identify key dimensions and control indicators for determining fit of garments.
    3. Understand the principles of grading to fit a range of consumers.
    4. Be able to identify a variety of consumer body shapes and body types; and implications for industry sizing in general and size provision in clothing retail.
    5. Be able to discern differences between various retailers sizing specifications.
    6. Be able to identify and apply guidelines from national and international clothing sizing standards.

    Introduction to Clothing - Leaflet
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inc. VAT)
    Booking Form


    Introduction to Clothing - Garment Specification short course

    Tuesday 15 November, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    Overview:
    Delegates will gain an understanding of the different specifications used within the garment industry.  They will carry out a variety of in-class activities relating to garment specifications and will be able to relate them to specific job roles that exist within the fashion industry.

    Who is this course suitable for?
    This course is suitable for anyone working in fashion who has little or no prior knowledge of the industry.  It is suitable for those employed in retail environments as well as those involved in the preparation and production of the garments.

    At the end of the course delegates will:

    1. Recognise the range of garment specifications that exist in the fashion industry;
    2. Understand how these specifications are used at different stages of garment development and production;
    3. Acknowledge the importance of accuracy in garment specifications;
    4. Be able to complete a set of basic production specifications for a designated garment.

    Don’t miss out, limited spaces so book now!
    Introduction to Clothing - leaflet
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inc. VAT)
    Booking Form


    Introduction to Clothing -The Product Development Process short course

    Thursday 24 November, 9:00 am  - 4:30 pm 

    Overview:
    Delegates will carry out a variety of in-class activities which will enable them appreciate the different stages involved in the process of developing fashion product.  They will also be able to recognise a variety of the job roles that exist within the fashion industry.

    Who is this course suitable for?
    This course is suitable for anyone working in fashion who has little or no prior knowledge of the industry.  It is suitable for those employed in retail environments as well as those involved in the preparation and production of the garments.
    At the end of the course delegates will:

    1. Have a basic understanding of the product development process
    2. Appreciate the complex nature of developing a new product
    3. Identify some of the stages involved in the process
    4. Recognise the work undertaken by people working in different job roles

    Don’t miss out, limited spaces so book now!
    Introduction to Clothing - leaflet
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inc. VAT)
    Booking Form

     

    Levinstein Lecture: Flame Retardant on All Types of Substrates

    19 October, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Ivan Levinstein Memorial Lecture - Established 1946

    The Ivan Levinstein Memorial Lecture was endowed by Dr Herbert Levinstein to commemorate the life and achievements of his father, who was a pioneer in the dyestuffs industry. Levinstein was extremely fortunate to have both the prolific inventor’s brain, as well as the drive, ambition and vision that goes with being a successful entrepreneur. Remarkably, he was only 19 when he began manufacturing aniline dyestuffs and other products. Read more on Ivan Levinstein.

    Nomination By: SCI Member or Committee
    Qualification: Excellence in chemical research and knowledge
    Description: Lecture, followed by dinner and presentation of a scroll or memento
    Presented At: Liverpool and North West Regional Group Event
    Frequency: Once every three years, or at the Committee’s discretion
    Selection: SCI World President and Liverpool and North West Regional Group Chairman and Honorary Secretary

    Date: Wednesday 19th October 2016
    Venue: University of Bolton, Main lecture theatre, main building
    Speaker: Professor Richard Horrocks

    Agenda
    Introduction
    Prize
    Lecture

    Please email Marie Connor to register for your complimentary place.

     

    Parliamentary Lunch, Palace of Westminster, London
    Friday 4 November 2016 12.30pm

    The Textile Institute is hosting the annual 2016 Parliamentary Luncheon at the House of Lords London. Textile Institute members and invited guests can dine in one of the most iconic buildings in the world.

    Hosted by Lord Haskel CompTI CText ATI (a past World President of the Institute) who willl welcome both international and national Textile Institute members to the event and preside over this prestigious afternoon.

    Textile Institute members and guests can also opt to take a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster and may even decide to continue with their journey of this global capital over the weekend.

    It is worth noting, that this is the ideal occasion for Textile Institute members to extend this invitation to entertain clients, academics, business partners and associates in this unique environment.

    Places are limited so do book early.

    To book please complete the booking form and return by email:

    E: devans@textileinst.org.uk

    Dawn Evans - Events and Membership Manager

     

     

    India ITME
    3-8 December 2016

    India ITME event was conceptualized in 1979; its 1st event was executed in 1980 in Mumbai, India. Today this event has become backbone of Textile and textile engineering industry in India. India ITME has grown leaps and bounds to be one of the largest in this sector internationally. India ITME event is held once in every 4 yrs & has now completed 35 yrs of existence with highly successful Nine Exhibitions in India.

    Visit http://itme2016.india-itme.com/at-a-glance-india-itme-2016/ if you wish to attend the exhibition.

    Please visit The Textile Institute Stand at India ITME.  The Institute is holding an educational workshop by invitation only. If you would like more details about this activity or wish to book and appointment contact Dawn Evans, Events and Membership Manager to book an appointment at the show devans@textileinst.org.uk

     
     


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